Hello, I just started lessons for the first time in my life as a bassist. I've been teaching myself before now for the past couple of years. I figured it was time I shell out a little hard earned dough and hopefully get some help into progressing my playing along. I have my doubts about the guy I've been going to. I listened to his tracks on my space. Great player. Obviously knows how to play jazz. The problem is I've had two lessons so far and he's rescheduled on me twice. He also didn't show me anything new on the second lesson. He just reviewed my playing on the first lesson and told me to keep working on it til next time. I take a lesson once every two weeks. He also told me to get two books. The Real Book and Jazz Theory by Mark Levine. I got both, and on the first lesson I only had the Real Book. The other one was still in the mail. On the second lesson, I had both books and he didn't show me anything out of the new book, but instead asked me if I had worked on anything from it Isn't that what I'm paying him for? I could buy books on my own and work out of them without instruction for free, which is what I've been doing for the past couple years. Is this normal? Anyway, now that I'm done ranting, anyone know anyone good and reliable instructor around my neck of the woods? Thanks!